The Anne Shore Sleep-Away Camp Program allows eligible children between the ages of nine (9) and fifteen (15) to attend two- to four-week summer sleep-away camps located along the East Coast. The 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation administers the Anne Shore Sleep-Away Camp Program, providing a variety of camp options that enable parents to select the best summer experience for their child. Diverse camp offerings include camps that emphasize athletics, fine arts, technology, as well as traditional camp experiences. All camps that participate in the Anne Shore Sleep-Away Camp Program are independently owned and operated, and are accredited by the American Camp Association. Camps for teenagers and children with disabilities or special needs are also available.
The Child Care Corporation staff of the Anne Shore Sleep-Away Camp Program does everything it can to ensure that the camps offered to 1199SEIU members are among the best available. Find out more about the process of applying for and attending camp.
Sleep-away camp can be a challenging transition for both parents and children. While it is a transition, sleep-away camp affords children the opportunity to learn self-reliance and enhance their physical, intellectual and social skills. To aid in the transition, the Anne Shore Sleep-Away Camp Program provides a variety of informational resources for parents, such as how to overcome homesickness. Furthermore, Anne Shore’s Annual Camp Fair, which is hosted each fall, allows 1199SEIU members to meet directly with our camp providers and gain a better understanding of the unique summer experience that each of them offers.
In addition to our informational resources, experience has shown us that talking to someone who has been through the experience of sending their child to sleep-away camp is beneficial, as well as comforting. Through our “Ask a Mom” link, members can email Child Care Corporation staff and ask a fellow parent, who has used this benefit, any questions they may have about the camp experience.
For more information, contact AnneShoreCampProgram@1199Funds.org or call (212) 564-2220, extension 3460.